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Drug Formulary Committee

The Drug Formulary Committee (DFC) is charged with reviewing and recommending which drugs require authorization. The DFC also reviews drugs for which coverage is optional under federal and state law for possible inclusion in the Medicaid fee-for-service formulary. The DFC is composed of four physicians, at least three pharmacists, a consumer representative and knowledgeable health care professionals. 

DFC meetings are open to the public. Public comments are taken for an additional 15 days after the committee recommends requiring prior authorization for a drug. The Department of Human Services (DHS) provides the DFC with information regarding the impact that placing a drug on authorization will have on the quality and cost of patient care. 

Appointing authority: Commissioner of Human Services 
Compensation: None 
(Minnesota Statutes 256B.0625, subd. 13)

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